British Touring Car champion Andrew Jordan joins WSR for 2017

British Touring Car Championship driver Andrew Jordan will race a BMW 125i M Sport for the WSR team in 2017

British Touring Car champion Andrew Jordan joins WSR for 2017

The 2013 title winner has secured a two-year deal multiple championship-winning team and he will begin an intensive testing programme with the squad at Brands Hatch next week.

"I have been in the hunt for a number of titles over the year, but this takes things to a whole new level," said 27-year-old Jordan.

"If you look up and down the British Touring Car Championship grid, then you have to say that the two big teams are the factory Honda squad, Team Dynamics, and WSR.

"This is one of the plum drives and the title has to be the ultimate target."

Jordan drove for the Motorbase Performance team in 2016. He claimed the Independents Trophy and won two rounds and finished eighth in the overall standings.

The Pirtek-backed driver announced his split with Motorbase three weeks ago, but said he jumped at the chance to join WSR as soon as the option was available.

"When I went to visit the factory, I was simply blown away by the set-up and the determination to win that exists within the team.

"It immediately blew any other teams I was looking at out of the water.

"I looked at the plans the team has for upgrades for next season and sat and chatted to team boss Dick Bennetts.

"There is such a will to win from him, and that is something I share as well, so we hit it off immediately.

"WSR has a reputation of being methodical and diligent, and that is the way I like to go racing too."

Bennetts said that the team, which ran Sam Tordoff to second in the drivers' championship in 2016, had already drawn up plans to extract more pace from the German cars over the closed season.

"Andrew is one of the fastest and most successful drivers in the BTCC and crucially knows how to win a championship," said Bennetts.

"The team have been working hard on the development of the BMW to make sure we're title contenders again next year."

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